How should I accept payments from clients for my online business?


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I will be offering services virtually through my online business. What options are there for accepting payment electronically? There is the obvious one PayPal, but are there any others worth looking into?

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asked Mar 12 '12 at 12:32
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User16817
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  • Which country? Do you have merchant services already? – Karlson 8 years ago
  • United States. No I do not. – User16817 8 years ago
  • Have you looked at similar sites to see what options they have? – Jeff O 8 years ago
  • Related question: http://answers.onstartups.com/q/3458/5259Gary Rowe 8 years ago

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Paypal definitely has the lead, however you may find it simpler to use Google Checkout or Google Wallet (for mobile), which are both easy to integrate using the Google APIs.

answered Mar 14 '12 at 06:03
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Phil
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PayPal sucks. Have your developer integrate w/ stripe, which will allow you to offer a seamless purchase experience while avoiding PCI compliance.

answered Mar 16 '12 at 17:26
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Alex Cook
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  • thanks for the recommend. – User16817 8 years ago

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We use Square. Works great and they take a low %. squareup.com

answered Mar 14 '12 at 10:01
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Frank
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  • thanks for the recommend. can SquareUp integrate with a website and be used to accept online payments..? I see it is generally used for in-person type of transactions? – User16817 8 years ago
  • Not at this time. It's not for E-commerce online. For e-commerce on a web site Authorize.net can set up with any shipping cart. If you client calls or sends you CC info Square has the best rates. – Frank 8 years ago

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